Eureka Economic Development531 K Street Eureka, CA 95501
Humboldt County is home to a growing number of senior citizens. Not only do retiring employees stay, but many retirees from other areas come to live in the greater Eureka area due to the mild climate, inexpensive housing, and accessibility to the many services available to seniors that assist them in leading comfortable lives.
The Area I Agency on Aging in Eureka is one of 33 regions in the state of California that addresses the needs of local seniors. It is a flow-through agency, in that it receives funding from the government and then contracts with various organizations, hospitals, and groups to provide necessary services for the seniors.
Some of the services at the Senior Resource Center in Eureka are funded by the Area I Agency on Aging. They offer in-home support, meals and nutritional needs, legal aid and representation, support groups for various emotional or physical dysfunctions, and companionship and planned activities.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) places seniors in areas where their wisdom and skills can be appreciated and utilized. Up coming plans for this program include expansion and a lowering of the age requirement to assist more people.
AARP is another local program that gets seniors into paying positions if they meet age and low-income requirements.
Many of the establishments in the greater Eureka area offer senior discounts or other considerations to this valuable segment of our society. The senior community in this area is active and enthusiastic and finds life on the North Coast fulfilling and enjoyable.